ORLANDO, FL—Hard Rock International has promoted Andrew Nasskau to VP of operations development for the brand. As the former area VP of operations, Nasskau was responsible for the management, operations and pre-opening of Hard Rock Hotels throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa and India. Directly reporting to SVP of hotels, Dale Hipsh, Nasskau’s new role will include overseeing pre-opening global operations and development for the brand, as well as the brand’s managed portfolio.
Nasskau joined the Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos team in 2015 as regional director of operations of EMEA and was promoted in 2016 to area VP of operations of EMEA. As area VP of operations, he was responsible for overseeing all area hotel operations while simultaneously working closely with partners to ensure brand standards were met, driving strategic growth and increased profitability. With more than 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Nasskau has worked with five-star hotel companies and spent 14 years of his career with Ritz-Carlton at various locations worldwide. Nasskau served as corporate director of operations for Luxury Hotel Partners in 2013, spearheading management and operations for the portfolio of luxury boutique hotels across Europe.
The appointment comes as the hotel and casino portfolio actively expands into China, Europe and key gateway cities around the world.